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    C172 Builders and Flap Indicator

    Hi Guys,
    Im puzzling over how best to make and drive this pointer.I see
    Simkits do a replica but i dont like their price. I know they use a
    Servo,but has anyone seen or have picture of their mechanical
    arrangement.
    For that matter how are others doing it?
    All suggestions would be gratefully accepted.
    Thanks
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    Re: C172 Builders and Flap Indicator

    I have not, but it is a good question, as I want a similiar setup to drive my trim indicators.

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    Re: C172 Builders and Flap Indicator

    Hello

    Although it does not specifically cover that type of gauge, I just received my copy of "Building Simulated Aircraft Instrumentation" from Mike's Flight deck http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/ I highly recommend this book. It does talk about using Servo's and shows an example of one.
    Mike G.

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    Re: C172 Builders and Flap Indicator

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for the replys, sorry for the delay. Maybe others havnt got this far or have the real thing.
    I found a spiral shaft from a DVD burner that was attached to a stepper. So will use this, along with my own stepper. Did try a servo and pully and cord system but this is a bit bulky.
    Still interested to hear from anyone that may have the Simkits arrangement.
    Black Widow: I have Mikes first book and it is very good, am going to get the second one sometime soon.
    Les

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